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Congress. Legislative branch

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  • Lobbying and Policy Changeby Frank R. Baumgartner; Jeffrey M. Berry; Marie Hojnacki; Beth L. Leech; David C. Kimball

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    During the 2008 election season, politicians from both sides of the aisle promised to rid government of lobbyists’ undue influence. For the authors of Lobbying and Policy Change , the most extensive study ever done on the topic, these promises ring hollow—not because politicians fail to keep them but because lobbies are far less influential... more...

  • Beyond Ideologyby Frances E. Lee

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 22.00

    The congressional agenda, Frances Lee contends, includes many issues about which liberals and conservatives generally agree. Even over these matters, though, Democratic and Republican senators tend to fight with each other. What explains this discord? Beyond Ideology argues that many partisan battles are rooted in competition for power rather... more...

  • Vital Statistics on Congress 2008by Thomas E. Mann; Norman J. Ornstein; Michael J. Malbin

    Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    Vital Statistics on Congress remains the quintessential source of authoritative information on America’s legislature. This important series tracks the elements that define and describe Congress in the post–World War II era, and in this new edition, three of America’s most esteemed political analysts extend their examination through the... more...

  • Politics in America 2010by Chuck McCutcheon; Christina L. Lyons

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2009; US$ 143.75

    Reliable, readable, insightful, and objective, CQ’s Politics in America has been called “the ultimate insider’s guide to politics.” Politics in America is an essential resource for any collection that serves readers who want authoritative information on the members of the 111th Congress. The profiles of the 535 members plus the... more...

  • Congress in Contextby John Haskell

    Westview Press 2010; US$ 47.00

    A concise and engaging introduction to the workings of Congress, from directing government actions through legislation and oversight to interacting with the executive branch in a separated system of government. more...

  • Parties and Leaders in the Postreform Houseby David W. Rohde

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 27.50

    Since the Second World War, congressional parties have been characterized as declining in strength and influence. Research has generally attributed this decline to policy conflicts within parties, to growing electoral independence of members, and to the impact of the congressional reforms of the 1970s. Yet the 1980s witnessed a strong resurgence of... more...

  • Insider's Guide to Key Committee Staff of the U.S. Congress 2009by Bernan Press

    Bernan Press 2009; US$ 94.99

    The next time you need to find out who is the most effective person to advocate your cause D turn to the InsiderOs Guide for all the answers. The InsiderOs Guide to Key Committee Staff of the U.S. Congress contains in-depth profiles on key congressional staff members that you will not find elsewhere. The information provided on these personnel gives... more...

  • Term Limits and Legislative Representationby John M. Carey

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 28.00

    This 1996 book tests the central arguments made by both supporters and opponents of legislative term limits. more...

  • Government's Endby Jon Rauch

    PublicAffairs 2008; US$ 15.00

    "To those who would understand the reasons why Washington does not work, and to those who are seeking clues to end the gridlock for more than a brief spell, this book is a godsend."  --David Broder, The Washington Post more...

  • Money In the Houseby Marian Currinder

    Westview Press 2008; US$ 22.99

    Author Marian Currinder presents a highly compelling and empirically grounded look at how internal campaign finance practices have come to dominate congressional party politics. more...